A push to raise the Newstart allowance from Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce has not been supported by his colleague Bridget McKenzie.
Speaking in Wodonga on Friday, Senator McKenzie instead backed the position of Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
"We don't have any plans to increase Newstart, we are absolutely solely and wholly focused on getting as many people off Newstart and into jobs," she said.
"It's difficult to live on Newstart, it isn't easy at all.
"That is why we're working so hard to increase economic activity, back small businesses in particular for those of us who live in rural and regional Australia so that they can actually employ more."
She said those on Newstart often access other welfare payments such as rent assistance or family tax benefits.
The issue was raised by Indi MP Helen Haines during her maiden in Parliament on Thursday, but Senator McKenzie entered the House of Representatives just as Dr Haines finished - in time for new Nationals MP Anne Webster to start her speech.
The Senator said one of the highlights of the two-week sitting period in Parliament was getting the asset test for the farm household allowance increased from $2.5 million to $5 million.
The allowance provides advice and up to four years of income support for farmers.
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"The reality is when you're farming, you've got a lot of gear on the property," Senator McKenzie said.
"We've realised that if we made that election commitment of $5 million permanent, we'd see thousand more farmers be eligible.
"We know our farmers are asset-rich and often cash-poor, particularly in tough times."
She is now conducting a more comprehensive review of the allowance.
Senator McKenzie spent Friday afternoon visiting Wodonga Hockey Club, Wodonga Raiders and the Baranduda Scout Hall where the Coalition had made funding promises before the election.
"It's to make sure the community understands they were election commitments, we are absolutely going to be delivering," she said.
"Sometimes there can be a lot of anxiousness not understanding to process of government so this is to assure them that all is good and the Prime Minister keeps his promises."